On August 23rd, 2013, Edinson Volquez made his last start as a member of the San Diego Padres, a game in which he gave up 6 runs and lasted a woeful two-thirds of an inning. The organization released the beleaguered right-hander four days later.
Around that time I was writing a Beer Comp for Volquez and foolishly thought it could wait to be published because, Hey Volquez isn’t going anywhere! – boy was I wrong. Ol’ Ed was gone in a Breakfasttown minute.
Rather than post the Beer Comp during the week of Volquez’s wake (see: thought provoking pieces from Padres Trail and Son of a Duck), on the grounds of overkill, I decided to hold off and wait for a more opportune time (see: the off-season).
With yesterday’s article from Jonah Keri, a baseball dictionary describing some of the more prevalent memes on twitter, Edinson Volquez has reemerged into our collective consciousness. That’s right – EVHAU has gone mainstream. So the time to revisit the Edinson Volquez Beer Comp has officially ar...